Extensive living room tour

Reverend and the Makers on stage at T in the Park. Picture: David Wardle/PA Wire
Reverend and the Makers on stage at T in the Park. Picture: David Wardle/PA Wire
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Reverend And The Makers’ front man Jon McClure has been playing a series of impromptu gigs for fans in their living rooms.

It’s a reward for those who pre-ordered the Reverend And The Makers fourth album, Thirtytwo, via PledgeMusic, or bought an early bird ticket for the band’s UK tour that kicks off next February,

At around 5pm most nights Jon will tweet and post on Facebook that he’s about to set off and then ask people to send their proofs of purchase to him. He then picks a person at random, informs them he’s on the way and heads to their home.

He has done house gigs in Burnley, Scunthorpe, Hull, Liverpool, Nottingham, Brentwood, Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds with lots more planned.

So far there has been a collapsed wooden floor and a bunch of police vans but on the whole it’s been a blast, he reports, and the evidence is on YouTube.

The tour comes to Sheffield’s O2 Academy on March 7.

The organisers behind Peace In The Park, Sheffield’s annual free community arts festival, are joining forces with local comedy franchise AltComCab to put together an evening of live comedy at the Crookes Social Club on Friday. All proceeds from the evening will go towards 2014’s festival.

Performing at this evening will be Jack Evans, Manchester-based gingernut Red Redmond, Callum Scott (“gay and furious, he combines impotent rage with childlike awe and often painful truths”), Tickled Pig Student Comedy Award winner Edy Hurst and So You Think That’s Funny Best New Sketch Act Award winners sketch trio Staple/Face.

Tickets are £4 in advance or £5.50 on the door.

The festival, postponed in June this year due to a lack of funding, is due to take place on June 14 2014,

Ant and Dec have announced a second Motorpoint Arena Sheffield date for their Saturday Night Takeaway Live tour. They will now perform on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in addition to Tuesday, September 2. Tickets for the new date will go on general sale at 9am on Friday.